Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA)

Saint Francis Hospital participates with approximately 4,000 other hospitals nationwide in the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The program is designed around evidence-based interventions to improve the treatment for the following diseases and conditions:

  1. Heart Attack Care
  2. Heart Bypass Surgery
  3. Heart Failure Care
  4. Pneumonia Care
  5. Hip and Knee Surgery

The HQA posts results for each hospital, along with state and national comparatives, on the Hospital Compare website - www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.

HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is also available on the Hospital Compare website. HCAHPS is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives of hospital care.